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Men's hockey falls just short in NESCAC game

WATERVILLE, Maine -- Despite a late goal by Colby College's Logan Clarke, Trinity College held on for a 2-1 victory over the Mules in a rematch of last year's NESCAC title game Friday at Alfond Rink.
The Bantams improve to 8-3-2 overall and 4-2-1 in the conference, while the Mules drop to 5-5-2 and 2-5-1 in the league. Colby won the NESCAC title on Trinity's home ice last year.
Game highlights
* Andy Chugg's goal at 7:14 of the opening period was the lone goal in the opening 40 minutes. Taggart Corriveau won a puck  along the right boards and immediately passed the puck in the high slot to Chugg  for the one-timer.
* Colby only had three shots on goal in the first period, but one of them nearly tied the game at 1-1. Nick O'Connor, the leading scorer in the NESCAC before tonight, clanked a shot off the left goal post with about 11 minutes to play.
*  Colby dumped the puck in on a delayed offside and Trinity came storming up the ice on the second goal. Timothy Weinstein pushed a pass up to Michael Grande, who came over center ice and found Adam Anderson alone on the left. Colby was late getting over on Anderson and he ripped a high shot for the score.
* Clarke (pictured) scored his second of the season with just 1:07 remaining in the game off assists from Thomas Stahlhuth and O'Connor. The Bantams came into the game with the best power play and penalty kill in the league, but the Mules had the lone power play score and held Trinity to 0-for-3 with the man advantage.
By the numbers
* Trinity first-year goaltender Jonah Capriotti stopped 18 shots in moving to 4-1-1 on the season.
*  Colby goalie Andrew Tucci had 15 of his 30 saves in the opening period.
* O'Connor went 14-for-21 in face-offs for the Mules. 
Next up
* Colby plays host to Wesleyan University at 3 p.m. Saturday. 
*  Trinity plays at Bowdoin College at 4 p.m. Saturday. Wesleyan took a 5-0 win at Bowdoin.